North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve
5297 Sonoma Mountain Road
Join Bill and Dave for an out and back, nine mile hike along the Ridge Trail at North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park. The trail begins in the ferns and redwoods on the south fork of Matanzas Creek, then climbs to nearly 2,000 feet through forests of oaks and bay laurels and treats hikers to stunning views of peaks surrounding Santa Rosa and Sonoma Valley. The park is located at 5297 Sonoma Mountain Road, approximately 4.5 miles south off of Bennett Valley Road. Plan to arrive by 9:45 AM for a prompt 10 AM departure. Bring water, lunch, and a sense of camaraderie and be prepared to hike rain or shine. Free. Parking is $7 or free for Regional Parks members. For more information, visit www.billanddavehikes.com.